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Approval for Filming - Bellingen Shire Council - New South Wales

Description

You may need this approval to direct, produce or conduct filming activities in a public area. Filming is the recording of images (whether on film, video tape, electronically or by other means) for exhibition, broadcast (such as by cinema, television, the internet or other means) or sale.

Filming projects can involve a range of activities that require approval from the council (e.g. use of public land, closing a road, erecting temporary structures). You may lodge a filming proposal with the council seeking approval for the activities involved in the filming project.

Not all public areas are under council jurisdiction. Other authorities may have to be contacted before any filming can take place, such as the police and state government departments.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

When you submit your filming proposal, you must provide:

  • details such as the location, type of activity, parking, road closures, access, traffic control, proof of notification of residents and other interested parties
  • applications for any other approvals that may be required as part of the filming project
  • proof of your acceptance of the council's filming guidelines
  • proof of public liability insurance.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Use of council facilities for filming:

  • ultra low impact (1 - 5 crew, no more than 2 vehicles, single day of filming) - $110.00
  • low impact (5 - 10 crew, up to 4 vehicles, no restrictions required for access to site by public, single day of filming) - $220.00
  • medium impact (up to 25 crew, up to 10 vehicles, may include limited restrictions to site by public, up to 3 days of filming) - $432.00
  • high impact (over 25 crew, over 10 vehicles, may include some restrictions to the public at times, up to 3 days of filming) - $540.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $139.00

Bond administration fee (applied when bond is greater than $500.00. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Administering agency

Bellingen Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.